Microsoft releases six critical patches

by admin February 13, 2008 at 3:53 pm

Microsoft has released 11 security patches, six of which are “critical” and five of which are “important”, according to the software giant.

This month’s “Patch Tuesday” did not include a patch that had been promised in Microsoft’s advance notification for February 2008. Microsoft could not be reached for comment at the time of writing to say why the patch had not been included.

Most of the critical vulnerabilities addressed in this month’s patches affect Office, while one affects Internet Explorer, according to Microsoft’s security bulletin summary. One of the critical vulnerabilities, as reported in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-008, affects both Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac and Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6.

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